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“Open top bus.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cork City Tours

Cork City Tours
Ranked #12 of 29 Tours in Cork
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Owner description: Welcome to Cork City Tours. With our 'Hop On/Hop Off' red, double-decker bus tours, see Cork city's main historical landmarks - The Butter Museum,Shandon Bells,Cork City Gaol,UCC and others. Tickets valid all day, get on and off as often as you wish.We also offer premium coach tours twice daily to the Jameson Experience in Midleton. Ticket includes admission to this historical distillery where Jameson is still brewed today. Enjoy a whiskey tasting without worrying about driving! Both Cork city bus tours begin at Grand Parade opposite the Cork Tourist Office.
Luton England
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67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Open top bus.”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

After trying to park in town which was busy and impossible we drove out of town and found a private road where we were welcomed by a resident and offered parking out side her house. We were then given directions for the bus in to town. This turned out to be and excellent idea, not having to worry about parking tickets etc. We had a look at the English Market and wished we had a larger fridge in the camper, so much lovely fresh food. A visit here is a must. We then took the tour bus, a one and a quarter hour ride. We went around once to get a knowledge of the site and then went again. We dropped of at the railway station where parts of the Great train robbery were filmed and aginin the Shannon Quarter where there is the Butter Museum and the church with the two faced clock which is called because of the clock hands which would show one time on one face and another on the other side according to the weather and winds, I believe the hands were made of wood with no anchorage. There is also a huge salmon on the top of the steeple. Quite a fascinating little area. Sadly we had no more to tarry as there was a boat to reach soon at Rosslare. Really must ry and go back!

Visited September 2013
2 Thank prat2007chett
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English first
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great ride round”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Ticket is valid for two consecutive days. Great ride round, very interesting and fantastic views across the city when you get on the outskirts up the hillside. Didn't have time to use the ticket to it's full potential and get off at various places, but would certainly use again. Driver was great too!

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Mooja
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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun day out !”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

A really great day out ! Booked a tour of Cork and a visit to Blaney castle. The driver was hilarious. He spent plenty of time stopping to talk about the history of Cork. His knowledge was excellent and really made the trip. We were given plenty of time to visit the castle, kiss the stone and then get back to the bus. Highly recommended !

Visited June 2013
1 Thank HuddlestonJ
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Vancouver, WA
1 review
“Bus didn't stop”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

We were standing at the MacCurtain street stop ready to buy a tour and the bus just drove right by. The bus only comes by every 45 minutes so it is not very convenient for hop on/hop off. 14 Euro is a bit pricey, there is not that much to see and the entire route listed can can be walked in a relatively short time. You have lost our business for life.

Visited April 2013
Thank Leah R
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Cork, Ireland
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A great way to see the city with a great bus driver”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

It was a lovely hour spent, the kids really enjoyed it, and we learned a few things about the city (which we were educated in) that we did not know. If we were better organised, we would have stopped at the Cork City Gaol, and done the tour there, but we'll know better the next time. We had a very humourous bus driver, which added to the experience.

Visited April 2013
3 Thank Set4Road
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